As flights, cruises and tourists return to the country, the flu scare is becoming but a memory in Mexico now.
Some international flights were cancelled during the crisis, but last week flights from the UK,Argentina and Cuba, as well as other countries, started to return. Cruise lines had also suspended calls in Mexico, but on May 19th, the Sun Princess traveling from Costa Rica to Acapulco was the first to return.
It is being followed by all the major cruise lines. Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas docked again in Cozumel last Wednesday, the first arrival to the island for a month.
Sol Melia, the world’s largest resort operator, said that demand is picking up for Mexico and it reopened its hotel in Cancun on Thursday. The Mexican federal government, state governments, tourist industry officials and workers, have come together in an unprecedented campaign to accelerate the return of tourism to the country.
The L.A. Times newspaper reported last week that there are some “astounding post-flu-crisis vacation
deals” available to Mexico as part of the national tourism push, Vive México.
The $92 million campaign, launched by Mexican President Felipe Calderón last Monday, unites world renowned celebrities and personalities from the business, cultural, sports, and entertainment world with the objective to reactivate national and international tourism.
For more information about visiting Mexico and the offers available visit the Mexican Tourism Board’s website.